He served America. Now, it's payback time.
Kenyata Johnson, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005, will get a house from Home Builders Care, which is part of the Home Builders Association of Lexington.
Johnson is a single dad with twin daughters. He's attending college, and plans to work as a vocational counselor with the Veterans Administration.
"It's great to know that the community would collaborate, give a collaborating effort to allow this to happen for me," Johnson told ABC 36 News. "It does truly make me feel proud to have served my country, and to know that my efforts and sacrifices are not in vain."
The house will be built on Cunningham Lane, but because of some recent rain, the groundbreaking ceremony couldn't be held there. Instead, the Monday ceremony was on Shropshire Avenue.